Vote Murihiku Southland 2022
We are collaborating with our colleagues at Invercargill City Council, Southland District Council, and Environment Southland to bring you Vote Murihiku 2022 - a campaign to get as many people as possible across Murihiku Southland taking part in this year's election.
Follow Vote Murihiku 2022 on Facebook to learn more about the events we have planned.
Local Government New Zealand and Taituarā have also developed a website to support Vote 22. You will find a lot of really helpful information by clicking on this link to VoteLocal.
- Friday 15 July - nominations open
- Thursday 21 July - candidate briefing evening in Gore
- Saturday 8 October - election day
Standing for Election
If you have decided to stand for election, congratulations.
It’s an exciting time to be part of local government and local elections are a great opportunity to see your community progress from your dedication. A democracy only succeeds if people who care for the community are prepared to give it a go, do their bit and have a say.
Successful local election candidates are those that take the time to listen to their communities, engage with the people within them and go on to champion their voice as their representative.
One of the most important challenges facing a candidate is how to successfully promote themselves and their ideas to the community.
Get out there and talk to people – find out how individuals and families in your communities are feeling, what are their needs and wants? Then put together a strategy to address these issues as a leader, the more in-tune you are, the better you’ll be as a leader.